Monthly Archives: April 2011

April 30, 2011

Bernhard Haeupler Wins STOC Best Paper Award 2011

Bernhard Haeupler, a PhD student in CSAIL’s Theory of Computation group and one of Kelner’s advisees, has been awarded the Danny Lewin Best Student Paper Award at STOC. Haeupler was honored for his paper “Analyzing Network Coding Gossip Made Easy.” Haeupler’s work presents a new technique for analyzing the stopping time of gossip protocols based on random linear network coding (RLNC). The Danny Lewin Best Student Paper Award is presented to one student each year at STOC. The prize comes with a $500 award for the author. Previous recipients include CSAIL Associate Professor Scott Aaronson and Kelner. For more on Haeupler’s work, visit http://people.csail.mit.edu/haeupler/. Read the original article here.

April 26, 2011

Institute Awards Convocation highlight graduate education

Taylor Barton (EECS) was honored with the Goodwin medal for outstanding teaching; Ulric Ferner (Aero/Astro) received the William L. Stewart, Jr. Award; and Yoda Patta (MSE) and Shan Wu (BE) received Karl Taylor Compton Prizes at the Institute Awards Convocation.

April 25, 2011

Graduate students win Green Entrepreneurship Competition

Marnix Hollander (LGO) and Chunguang Charlotte Wang (SDM) are part of a team that won the grand prize at the 2011 Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech (BSC) Launchpad. Read news article here.

April 21, 2011

Meyen develops space suit in Man Vehicle Laboratory

As a child, Forrest Meyen‘s curiosity led him to mountaintops surrounding his Eagle River home. Now the 21-year-old student aspires to reach outer space. A senior majoring in biological and mechanical engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Meyen received the rare opportunity to study space exploration when attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Summer Research Program last year. While developing an improved space suit, Meyen trained life-size robots and honed his own research skills in the process. Continue reading this article in The Alaska Star archives.

April 20, 2011

Submit Comments to Walker Memorial Assessment Team (WMAT)

The Walker Memorial Assessment Team (WMAT) has been assembled to evaluate the potential impact of this project on the student community. The charge is the condensed end product of numerous discussions that began in the Fall 2010 semester, from which a formal process was created to engage students in the Walker Memorial assessment. We encourage all members of the graduate student community to contact the assessment team at walker-input@mit.edu and to work with the team, so that MIT can make the most informed decision as we move forward. Read the charge for the group and letter from Dean Ortiz.